Historic Royal Musselburgh Golf Course vandalised

Vandals seem to have driven over course, which is fifth oldest in the world

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Thu, 15 Dec 2016

Historic Royal Musselburgh Golf Course vandalised

Royal Musselburgh, the fifth oldest course in the world, has suffered damage to the 10th winter green and fairway.

Greenkeepers arrived at the East Lothian course, opened for play in 1774, to find the damage on Monday.

Club president Craig Mackay said: “Staff and members of the Royal Musselburgh Golf Club have been left dismayed by the mindless vandalism caused to the course.

“As a self-funding charity this has a significant detrimental effect on us and I can only hope that those responsible are traced and dealt with appropriately by the Criminal Justice System.”